I knew the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from the art class in elementary school. Several years later, I finally stood in front of the building.
You may have heard couple of museums with the name Guggenheim. Yes, Mr. Solomon R. Guggenheim, a successful American businessman, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937 to promote the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily modern art.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York is located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, just opposite of the Central Park. The building was designed by the outstanding American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He also designed the Fallingwater House near Pittsburgh, PA. Somehow I think the two masterpieces look like sisters or brothers.
The interior design aligns with the exterior of the building. It's kind of like a nautilus shell. Actually the museum is really small. However, the flow of spaces are just so smooth that makes the museum looks larger than it is.
To be honest, I was so fascinated by the building itself that I cannot recall the artworks displayed in the museum.
Overlook the atrium. 俯瞰中庭
The glass dome is the only window of the museum. Thanks to the glass dome to takes into the sunshine and natural light to the closed space.
If you are a fan of architecture, I recommend you take some time to visit the museum when you are near Central Park. The Upper East Side is a very decent neighbourhood as many people know.
The museum closes on Thursday. On other days, it opens from 10am to 5:45pm. On Saturday it opens until 7:45pm.
$25 for adults
$18 for students and seniors
Free for children